Gilbert White's House

Botany, Birds, and Books: The Literary Gilbert White

In this talk, Professor Brycchan Carey will explore Gilbert White's literary style and literary connections show how White, far from being a secluded country parson, was at the centre of the eighteenth-century literary world

Gilbert White is well known as a naturalist, birder, and gardener who transformed the nation's relationship with the natural world around them, but he achieved his success because he was a supremely able writer. As well as its lucid writing style, The Natural History of Selborne is peppered with allusions to ancient and modern literature and even includes some of White's own poetry.

Event Details


Thursday 29 November 2018, from 7pm


Field Studies Centre, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JU



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